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July 17, 2017 11:30 AM, EDT
A&R Logistics, Georgia Ports Team on Plastic Resin Initiative
Georgia Ports Authority Georgia Ports Authority/Stephen Morton

A&R Logistics will collaborate with the Georgia Ports Authority to start a supply chain to export plastic resins out of the Port of Savannah.

A&R will establish a transportation and plastics packaging facility on GPA’s Ocean Terminal to handle the anticipated significant increase in export plastic resins, a byproduct of the growth in the petrochemical industry.

The hotbed of activity has been centered so far in Texas, benefiting the ports of Houston and New Orleans, but this announcement signals an attempt to capitalize on the petrochemical boom in other parts of the United States.

“Approximately $50 billion is expected to be invested in the U.S. over the next 10 years by the plastics industry to expand production capacity,” said Dan Jaworski, A&R senior vice president of sales and marketing. “We are very pleased to partner with Georgia Ports Authority, one of the largest ports in the country, to offer an immediate solution to the shipper community. This facility is expected to be up and running by the fourth quarter of 2017.”